Pediatric Epilepsy Specialists

Lurie Children’s Epilepsy Center’s multidisciplinary team includes pediatric epileptologists, advanced practice nurses, medical education specialist, neurosurgeons, research doctors, research professionals, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, dietitians and social workers.

Attending Physicians

Rebecca M. Garcia-Sosa, MD

Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Director

Specialty Programs: Epilepsy Neuro-Oncology Clinic

Linda C. Laux, MD

Medical Director

Specialty Programs: Dravet Clinic, Epilepsy Genetics Clinic

Tiffani L. McDonough, MD

Specialty Programs: Neonatal Epilepsy, Infantile Spasms Program

Sunila O'Connor, MD

Outreach Clinic at Grayslake 

Advanced Practice Practitioners

Ketogenic Dietitians

Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Specialty Programs: Ketogenic Diet Program

Wesley Lowman, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Specialty Programs: Ketogenic Diet Program

Genetic Counselors

Emily Bryant, MS, LCGC

Specialty Programs: Epilepsy Genetics Clinic

Erin McGinnis, MS, CGC

Specialty Programs: Epilepsy Genetics Clinic

Support Team

Robert Blaufuss, M. Ed

Josephine DeLira, LCSW

Social Worker

Specialty Programs: Ketogenic Diet Program

Anita Murad, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker

Specialty Programs: Ketogenic Diet Program, Epilepsy Genetics Clinic

Research Staff

Anne T. Berg, PhD

Research Professor, Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Katie Sparks, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager

Special Interests: Management, finances, audit readiness

Stefanie McCormack, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator

Special Interests: Health literacy, healthcare innovation, community engagement, patient advocacy

Margaret Chlimoun

Clinical Research Coordinator

Special Interests: Public health, genetic epidemiology, biostatistics

Chunshu Piao, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator

Special Interests: Brain injury, neuroprotection, stem cell, gene therapy 

Enrique Rojas

Clinical Research Coordinator

Special Interests: Genetics, stem cells, data science, health technology

Maya Stosic, MD, CCRP

Research Scientist

Special Interests: Quality control, budget negotiations, feasibility tool, leadership